Planning application at 27 Duncan Street Maroubra NSW 2035
May 24, 2017, 2:39 a.m.
It is clear that residents do NOT want this child care centre, the area is R2, Low Density Residential and while child care centres may be approved for operation in R2 zones they need to demonstrate merit and it is this that is the issue.
The areas of non compliant with on site parking must be addressed to be dealt with within the site rather than ask local residents to dedicate public roads for this centres private commercial gain. Is they can not be dealt with on site then it is clear the application does not have merit and should be refused.
27 Duncan St is not a suitable site for a child care centre based upon merit for the following reasons.
-The centre is not placed upon an arterial road or public transport path. -The traffic study survey data was taken 3 days before the Easter Weekend. Many people take holidays around Easter and thus the survey was not taken on a day when normal traffic conditions are present. -The road occupancy survey considers a radius of vacant car spots within a 250m radius. This is not suitable. All parents, which i am one, know that parking needs to be immediately opposite the drop off point. -The Provision of a 17.4 metre long (3 car spaces) ‘15 Minute’ time restricted parking the hours of 7:30am - 9:00am and 3:00-6:00pm, Monday to Friday, with unrestricted parking to be maintained at all other times will affect residents ability to park overnight in these locations and when returning home after work. This is a public road and the centre seeks to utilise part of it for its own amenity and profit. -The weekend traffic has not been assessed. Traffic congestion on the weekend is worse that weekdays when people use their car to get to work. The traffic report ignores this. -The application is non-compliant with the council controls with respect to parking. Council controls require 4 staff car parks, the development provides 1. -The application is non-compliant with council controls for pick up and drop off parking. 3 -4 are required. zero are provided within the site. -No service vehicle provision is provided. This is a commercial operation and will require drop offs for food and maintenance. -The traffic report considers that the traffic impacts are acceptable, however they are not to the residents in the surrounding area. We don't want an increases in traffic, the surrounding roads are congested narrow streets such as Sackville St are used as though fares from the arterial roads.
NOISE - The provisions for noise reduction are not sufficient. The residents of 25 and 29 Duncan street will be detrimentally effected. Their right to have peaceful enjoyment of their property will not continue. -The report notes that play may occur for up to 3.5 hours a day rather than typical centres which play outside for 1 hour per day. The expected ACCC dBa level for the amount of children the centre wants to care for is 78-81 dBa. Note the current noise level is only 35dBa. Would you want a doubling of noise next to your home, all day, every day? -Again the survey results are taken around the Easter holiday. This will skew the results and the survey cannot be relied upon.
AMENITY -The proposed cost of works is concerning. Capital improvements of less than $100,000 will unlikely be sufficient to modify the property from its existing use. -Signage is essential for the operation of a commercial venture and it erecting should be governed by the consent rather than be conducted with the exempt development provision. -proposed operating hours on Weekends will prevent residents from the peaceful enjoyment of their property over a time when rest is required. -Surrounding child care centres have spots available and additional supply will hurt the viability of the existing centres -The application is non-compliant with D11 2 (vij), parking, and should be rejected on this basis alone.
The residents of Duncan and Sackville St.
From Concerned Residents to local councillor Anthony Andrews